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Cathy Williams: from slave to Buffalo Soldier
Call Number: E185.97.W694 T83 2002
Presents a biography of Cathy Williams, African American and only woman ever to disguise herself as a man, join, serve in the Buffalo Soldiers, and succeed against all odds.
Harriet Jacobs: a Life
Call Number: E444.J17 Y45 2004
Provides a detailed study of the life of the nineteenth-century writer, covering her life under slavery, as a fugitive slave, and in the post-Civil War years, and her writing of the slave narrative "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."
Harriet Tubman:Reimagining a Life
Call Number: E444.T82 L68 2007
Recreates the life of escaped slave Harriet Tubman, portraying her life as a slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist.
Sojourner Truth:a Life, a Symbol
Call Number: E185.97.T8 P35 1996
Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women - indeed, for all strong women.
Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Call Number: PS153.N5 W33 1995
Features chapters on Jessie Redmon Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston and Nella Larsen. Also discusses other artists including Josephine Baker, Gwendolyn Bennett, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Charlotte Mason, Bessie Smith, Anne Spencer, and Jean Toomer.
Confronting Authority:Reflections of an Ardent Protester
Call Number: KF292.H325 B35 1994
In the fall of 1992, Derrick Bell, professor of law and bestselling author, was fired from his tenured position at Harvard rather than end his protest over the law school's continuing failure to tenure any women of color.
I May Not Get There with You; The True Martin Luther King
Call Number: E185.97.K5 D97 2000
In this groundbreaking examination of the man and his legacy, provocative author, lecturer, and professor Michael Eric Dyson restores King's true vitality and complexity and challenges us to embrace the very contradictions that make King relevant in today's world.
Call Number: F499.C69 N33 2001
Born in prison to a single mother and raised as a ward of Cleveland's foster care system, the author relates how he resisted the lure of drugs and crime to build a successful life for himself.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Call Number: E185.97.L5 A3 1999
The controversial leader of the Black Muslims tells the story of his life and his part in the civil rights movement.
Ready for Revolution; the life and times of Stokely Carmichael
Call Number: E185.97.C27 A3 2003
Ready for Revolution recounts the extraordinary course of Carmichael's life, from his Trinidadian youth to his consciousness-raising years in Harlem to his rise as the patriarch of the Black Power movement
A-Train: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman
Call Number: D790 .D78 1997
The autobiography of a black American graduate of Tuskegee Army Flying School who served as a pilot in the 99th Pursuit Squadron, offering a personal account of what it was like to be a black pilot in WWII and the Korean War.